Summit Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort

4.5
210 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
Heighten your senses and your vistas with West Coast cuisine served in the skies. Classic meets au courant with Italian-inspired, farm-to-table fare. We cultivate ingredients in our own backyard, partnering with local farmers and vineyards. Dine in and experience a new level of cuisine.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, Contemporary Italian, Contemporary Canadian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM Monday - Friday
Lunch 11:00 AM - 2:00PM Monday - Friday
Brunch 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays
Dinner 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Daily
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Phone number
(250) 856-0188
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mario Gross
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 210 People Are Saying
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FN
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most gorgeous view for miles around - so beautiful and outstanding service!!!

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LR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views for a birthday brunch. Everything we sampled from the buffet was very good. Quiet environment, perfect for a romantic date

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p
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch on a Monday...a very quiet time. Service was excellent, food was delish and super fresh. Hope to go back to experience their dinner menu sometime soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The views and ambiance are worth the drive! And the complimentary glass of bubbles was quite the welcome for the birthday girl! The chef visited all the tables while we were dining, which was great to see! The food was excellent, love that its locally grown wherever possible! The menu was small for brunch but we enjoyed the Eggs Benny and the Flat Iron steak!

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KB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The view is spectacular. The décor is elegant. Our server (Ai) was attentive and beautiful. Food was good and the wine selection by the glass was good. Wonderful ambiance for a quiet meal (however, it was not busy so might get louder if more tables were filled).

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PP
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food and view were fantastic... the only negative was that the waitress brought the bill and we did not ask for it... and I was thinking of having a coffee or dessert and then she brought the machine and interrupted while we were still talking and not ready to go....note to management... in a nice place like that...it is training....otherwise highly recommend this restaurant...

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Q
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We attended at the Eyrie for my husband's 70th birthday celebration together with a friend who also celebrated his 70th the day before; "breakfast at the Eyrie". Our table placement was first class with the most incredible views of the sea and mountains. A wee bit of a problem initially with cool coffee which was quickly resolved by our waitress Ashley - some warm milk too was added to the mix and all was, once again, well with the world. The breakfast was first class, the ambience was first class, and so thank you Eyrie for making our day even more special.

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M
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, impeccable service, stunning view (in the daylight), you can’t go wrong to dine at this restaurant!!!

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KP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My daughter and I had dinner Sat 27th... I had the short ribs and they were excellent, however the veggies and starch were disappointing...the amuse was hard to eat and had no taste. The house made ricotta appetizer was bland, it would have been better if the bread was crispier as everything was soft. My daughter had the zuchinni spaghetti & it was good for a big bowl of veggies & the same price as the short ribs??? The server was over polite & vanished for long periods of time. Next day we had the brunch & it was amazing & the view is spectacular. I would most definetley go back for brunch and am eager to try the Drivers lounge.

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KS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view!

Wine flights were a nice addition.

The noise level was high because of our over active 3 year old. Fortunately, we were put in a nice corner away from other customers.

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G
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Summit is always a treat. We usually go for lunch when daylight affords the spectacular Finlayson Arm and distant mountain views in the best focus. The ever changing clouds and sun make the views dynamic and fascinating.
The service is always excellent with mature and well-seasoned servers who know their stuff.
Finally, the food is always great featuring local and seasonal ingredients well cooked and served. The desserts are also tasty and beautifully presented.
The limited wine list has several excellent choices including a variety of flights for tasting. Cocktails are well mixed and well presented.
Highly recommended.

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated at milestone birthday in our family and were not disappointed in our dining experience. Our server Kyla was attentive but not over intrusive. She made sure that our allergy issues were taken care of and took photos for us at the end of our meal. The view of Finlayson Arm is breathtaking! I recommend having lunch here to take advantage of the view. We enjoyed our meal for the most part. The tuna tartar and bison carpaccio were hits, the caesar salad was huge, fresh and tasty. We all indulged in dessert; gelato and sorbet selections were beautifully presented and delicious. Dad and I had the ricotta mouse which hit the spot, not too sweet with a delicious mango sauce. We will be back again for brunch in the near future.

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SL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

So obviously the draw here is the view, and spectacular it is. The restaurant is set up so there is mostly not a bad seat in the house. And again, obviously, if you are going in the winter months, go early, as you'll loose the view as the dark comes earlier.

The service was top notch, attentive but not overly so.

The food is good. Not "blow your mind" great, but good. On par with what you'd get at fine dining establishments in Victoria for around the same price. So any criticism I would make it more about the inflated costs of fine dining than it is about this place. You'll have a perfectly good meal, likely $150 for 2 with drinks and appies.

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KH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Super views and great service, consider better signage

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DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so excited to take our Vancouver friends and show off this jewel. We were all so impressed with the ambiance, the fantastic view, our friendly server and the great food. No disappointments at all.

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PC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glorious view
Helpful and friendly staff
Good value with amazing ambiance
Thank you

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We had a very underwhelming meal the Villa Eyrie. First off the restaurant was practically empty when we arrived and we had to wait over 5 minutes before even being greeted at the hostess desk. Looked like they were understaffed as many of the tables weren't cleared from previous guests. We spent some time admiring the beautiful view then ordered our Summitt Breakfast and Waffle. The food was pretty bad: cold, runny scrabbled eggs, waffle was burnt and missing all it's edges. It wasn't worth complaining since what we thought was understaffed was merely just slow and inefficient staff. Our server only had 4 tables. We just wanted to get out of there. When we got our bill, we noticed they over charged us for our breakfast (pricing discrepancy between the breakfast and brunch menus). They were apologetic and quickly fixed it but it made us wonder how long that had been going on without a. someone noticing or b. they've known about it and not updated the menus. Anyways, the view was beautiful but the service and quality of the food was well below par (golf pun intended). Unlikely to return or recommend.

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CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was amazing and so was the view but unfortunately the service was bad. It took a long time to get seated for our reservation and everyone seemed really flustered and rushed . They forgot the drinks we ordered and we had to ask for them a second time . They forgot what we ordered and had to come back and ask a second time . When we asked for more coffee we never got it . When they asked if we needed anything else and we asked for cream and sugar for the coffee and ketchup, they also forgot and we had to ask twice. No one ever came back to our table and at the end of the meal our plates were not cleared and the bill was not brought to us. We had to go up to the front to pay and then wait until the manager found our waitress. The food was good enough though that we would go back and try again.

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JL
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the 5 years living on Vancouver Island, this was the best meal I have had.
The view and the service were second to none.

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BR
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

My overall assessment is that the back of the house works exceptionally well. And that more work is required to ensure an equally great experience in the front of the house.

The food is delicious. The staff is very accommodating. If I have to offer constructive feedback, I’d say that the place could use a few more tables to bump up the ambience. The buzz in a restaurant excites everybody. Having too few tables doesn’t create this buzz. Also, the lighting requires adjusting. It was way too bright in the evening, which, in combination with relatively few tables, leads to a less than stellar ambiance.

One more comment about the lighting: to get to the restaurant you have to walk through the lobby. The lobby is way too bright in the evenings. I think the entire place would benefit from softer lighting.

I would also say that one of the appeals of this place is the view during the daytime. So perhaps the restaurant has focussed more on the daytime dining experience.

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BK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Spectacular setting, especially on a clear day. Interesting menu options

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IH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The service was extremely slow it took 25 minutes to get a caprese salad and the bouillabaisse was very underwhelming

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MC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I was disappointed in the menu. It seems to have lost its focus as a reason to make the trip from Victoria. The last time I was there was two years ago, I am sorry to say it has been so long since my last visit. Then the menu was inventive and quality of food and preparation made the trip worthwhile. In fact, during that year we made the trip several time bringing friends each time. They all loved it! Back then the service was eloquent and attentive. I very much remember a bowl of mushrooms as a starter and a wonderful starter green salad. Now the salad is unpalatable filled with sharp and pungent greens that are hard-leafed and hard to get in one`s mouth. One taste and I stopped.

There were no other customers, it seemed, in the restaurant so we expected attentive service, but the drinks took forever. The food came quickly enough.

Frankly, I felt that the Villa Eyrie has fallen on hard times and the menu has been pared down to the basics and the quality of food is of lesser quality. Sorry but it feels as you folks are in last ditch effort to stay open. I am sorry I could not write a better review.

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed breakfast and dinner on the same day. Our table had a breathtaking view. The food was exceptional. One of our party was celebrating a birthday and the pastry chef drew a cartoon type picture of himself in drizzled chocolate plus birthday wishes. A very nice touch. Our son-in-law (his birthday) took a picture of it but unfortunately it's on his phone and he's on his way back to Ontario! Breakfast was equally delicious and the service beyond expectations.

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SB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Aside from a mixup in foods ordered we enjoyed our luncheon. A little delay but satisfied anyway with our meals. I love the Eyrie! A gem in South Vancouver Islands scenic drives!

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RB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The location and view are breathtakingly beautiful. The menu options were fair. The food seemed to take awhile to arrive. The mashed potatoes accompanying my main course were tasty but cold. The duck in my main course was cooked medium as requested, but was a bit dry in parts. The main course overall despite being tasty was not hot nor warm temperature-wise. I was pleasantly surprised with my dessert’s artistic design displaying happy birthday message. We did wait quite a while for the bill to arrive at the end. If I return, it will be more so for the view and décor.

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MF
Mobile
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Disastrous. The chicken breast was on the menu with ‘beans’ and mashed potatoes. I asked the server, “what kind of beans are they, as I don’t eat legumes”. I was told they are “green beans, grown in our garden”. That would be splendid. Chicken arrived after waiting over an hour from being seated on a bed of legumes. I mentioned this to the server, who took it to the kitchen. When it was brought back, it was so tough, I had to ask for a steak knife, and couldn’t cut it, even with the new utensil. I assume it sat cut, under a heat lamp. We were an hour and 15 minutes from our arrival time, and no, I’m not waiting another hour for a different dish. They advertise themselves as “a Michelin trained kitchen”. I find this absurd, as I can cook a better chicken breast, with more flavor. Who the hell puts mashed potatoes AND legumes as sides, without vegetables. Menus is lackluster and service slow and obviously ill informed.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this spot for the food and the gorgeous view.

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B
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding location. Waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Would absolutely return

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible fine dining...among the best my husband and I have experienced from Victoria to Tofino! Ron was a talented, classy and discreet waiter who is very good at his job. Excellent food, view, staff and atmosphere.Thank you all at the Summit for a delicious anniversary dinner!

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RH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views of the Saanich Peninsula. Service was absolutely perfect, attentive and polite. And the food was incredible, perfectly cooked and tasty. We will be back...

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V
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I visited the Eyrie numerous times. I love this restaurant and will return. Every time I have someone visit the island I take them here because it is an outstanding experience.

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PK
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Only additional comment that much nicer without musak than with musak which started part way
through our meal!! No more Roy Orbison please .Otherwise very good and enjoyable.

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D
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was a birthday outing for my husband and could not have been better. Service from everyone was excellent.

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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent restaurant for a very special occasion such as a 50th wedding anniversary (our occasion). We arrived early and had a relaxing glass of wine. Our server was fantastic. His knowledge of wines was impressive as was his professionalism.


that evening we were seated (as previously requested) in a cozy/private window nook with a spectacular view. Once again the service was excellent and the food delicious. We were extremely impressed and will return for sure.

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, staff and ambience was perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant. Kurt is an amazing server!

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TF
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and view!

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t
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful views and delicious food. Wine list is expansive. We had the tuna poke appetizer which was fresh and light. The halibut was perfect. Drinks were well made. Looking forward to going back and will be recommending to friends.

I never review restaurants. The food was just that good.

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PH
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Please reduce the car pics and leave them in the bar area. Add west coast art in the dining room area.

Morgan the food the fantastic and you Ron and Kristal were the highlight of my meals

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

KK and all the staff were very attentive great service and great food Kk showed us around the restaurant witch was very nice Will be back with friends

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